Or: Being creative with everything
I was reading a lot about photography the past months. Didn’t know that there are so many different ways to take a photo with a camera! In my case it’s a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. A few months ago I had no idea how to use it properly. Christmas 2016 my boyfriend gave me a very useful book to read and from then on: I couldn’t stop to grab the camera and go out to take photos. It was a very thoughtful gift and I’m still thankful for that.
When I thought I had taken photos of everything, Mother Nature always surprises me. The book said that you only have to open your eyes every day and look around.
Like with this photo above here. My boyfriend and the laptop. I was sitting on the sofa and watching TV when I looked over to him and noticed the branches of the cherry blossom tree on the screen. Immediately I was grabbing the camera to take a few shots, even in black and white, but I think it’s best in colour.
Because of that I was heading out into the garden later to capture this beautiful blackbird sitting on the chimney. Majestic. Wonderful. Our neighbour came out of the house to inform me that there is that blackbird sitting on a branch in the cherry blossom tree but I wasn’t fast enough to catch it. But then, a few moments later I spotted the blackbird on the chimney.
And after a while another guest came: a Carrion Crow. Breathtaking and absolutely admiring.
Out of nowhere there was this lovely smell of the cherry blossom tree. The sun was about to set and a soothing mood came over me. I needed to take a photo of the blossoms of the cherry blossom tree. When I look at it, the memory of the smell is coming to my mind again.
A Goldfinch. Isn’t he lovely? That is the bird feeder from our neighbour, bless her for putting this onto the tree. Never saw a Goldfinch before and this time I was really amazed by all this colour.
As I said, when you think you took a photo of everything, Mother Nature comes and shows you that there is always something to explore. I was glad that I went out in the garden to practice new skills with the camera. I loved it and enjoyed every minute of it.
My advice: take your camera, tripod (or not) and go out and be inspired with opening your eyes.